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P-47 Thunderbolt 70" Plan

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55 $55.00

Product ID: ZIR:P47701

Both Bubble Canopy and Razorback Canopy versions Shown
  • Scale: 1.75" - 1'
  • Wingspan: 70"
  • Length: 60"
  • Wing Area: 900 sq/in
  • Weight: 12-20lbs
  • Power: 26-38cc gas

The massive P-47 Thunderbolt, or "JUG" as it was affectionately known, was one of the largest fighters in WWII. It gained the reputation for being able to take a tremendous amount of punishment and still make it home.


The giant scale P-47 Thunderbolt 70" plan shows both Bubble Canopy and Razorback Canopy versions. The plan set is 1/7 scale and consists of three large sheets that clearly illustrate all structure as well as showing installation of flaps and retracts. The P-47 Thunderbolt 70" plan shows the installation of Robart retracts, fixed wire gear, servos and Quadra 35 engine and features one piece wing.  The basic structures use conventional “modeling” tools and materials such as balsa and plywood, and the techniques are straightforward; easily accomplished by anyone with previous model building experience. There are many online building threads at www.rcuniverse.com forums and www.rcscalebuilder.com  forums for Nick’s plans. Tech support is also available via email at www.ziroliplans.com or by phone 9:00 to 5:00 Mon - Fri EST 631-467-4765. The plan includes full-size templates for all the required parts allowing you to cut a complete “kit” before you start construction. If you would like to purchase a wood kit see KIT CUTTER'S on selection bar at the top of each page.  The plans have a separate instruction guide and building notes on the plans.  If you choose gear or an engine not shown on the plans you should have them on hand when you start construction to make any changes needed for mounting. Nick Ziroli Plans recommends covering the airframe with 1 oz fiberglass cloth and ZAP Z-poxy finishing resin.  Nick Ziroli Plans has building and scale accessories available for the P-47 Thunderbolt 70". 

Plans Specifications:
  • Specifications: P-47 Thunderbolt 70" Plan
  • Scale: 1/7
  • Inches to the foot: 1.75" - 1'
  • Length: 60"
  • Weight: 12-20lbs
  • Wing loading: 31-51oz/sqft
  • Wing area: 900 sq.in
  • Wing span: 70"
  • Wing incidence at root: +2.5 degrees
  • Stab incidence: +1 degree
  • Dihedral: 4.25" under W-14
  • Power:  26-38cc gas
  • Washout at wing tip: 2 to 3 degrees built in with jig
  • Aileron throws: .75" up and 5/8" down
  • Elevator throws: .75" up and .75" down
  • Rudder throws: 1.5" to right & 1.5" to left
  • Flap degrees down: 45-50
  • Cowl length: 8"
  • Cowl height front: 9"
  • Cowl height rear: 10"
  • Cowl width front:: 7"
  • Cowl width rear: 8"
  • Engine offset degrees: 2 right 2 down
  • CG Location: 4.5" back from leading edge of wing at the fuselage
  • Requires:
  • Ziroli cowl
  • Ziroli canopy
  • Ziroli plastic rear fuse exhaust outlets
  • Engine: 26-38cc gas
  • Spinner:  1" spinner
  • Fuel tank:: 24oz square
  • Control Horns: (2) 1/2", (2) 3/4"
  • Hinges: (21) DUBRO# 257 LG flat hinges
  • Covering: 1 oz fiberglass cloth & epoxy resin
  • Retracts Main
  • Tail gear strut
  • Retract Air Kit: yes
  • Wheels Main: 5"
  • Wheels tail: 2"
  • Radio channels: 6 or more
  • Servos: Flaps (1) 120+oz BB, Ailerons (2)60+oz BB, Elevators (1)90+oz BB, Rudder (1)90+oz BB, Gear (1)50oz, Throttles (1)50oz BB
             MG-metal gear BB-ball bearing